$2100 (kit alone)
lb-ft @ 1750 - 4500 rpm
lbs per hp
118.1 hp per liter
(from BMW Group Press
Release) MINI USA OFFERS JOHN COOPER WORKS TUNING KIT FOR NEW MINI
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - August 30, 2007 MINI USA announces the
availability of the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit for the all-new
MINI Cooper S introduced this year. The new kit, designed
specifically for the Cooper S with a manual transmission and its
twin-scroll turbocharged engine, offers increased horsepower and
torque over that of the standard model.
The tuning kit is just the latest addition to the successful line of
MINIs high performance John Cooper Works accessories which include
suspension upgrades, performance wheels and tires, body kits as well
as exterior and interior appearance accessories. A John Cooper Works
Tuning kit calibrated for the MINI Cooper S with an Automatic
transmission will be made available later in the year.
The John Cooper Works Tuning Kit boosts the output of the twin
scroll turbocharged engine from 172 to 189 horsepower. Maximum
torque is also boosted from 177 foot-pounds between 1,000 and 5,000
rpm to 185 foot-pounds between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm. With MINIs
overboost function, peak torque for the kit reaches a temporary
level of 200 foot-pounds between 1,750 to 4,500 rpm.
Compared to the previous generation John Cooper Works Tuning Kit the
new kit offers an improvement in performance at a significantly
lower price while requiring fewer changes in components and labor
time. Notable performance improvements are seen in the accelerations
2006 MINI Cooper S with JCW Kit 2007 MINI Cooper S with JCW Kit
0-60 MPH 6.5 seconds 6.5 seconds
50-75 MPH 4th gear 6.4 seconds 5.3 seconds
50-75 MPH 5th gear 6.7 Seconds 6.6 seconds
50-75 MPH 6th gear 8.9 seconds 7.6 seconds
The unique John Cooper Works kit is sold exclusively through MINI
dealers and is covered under MINIs comprehensive new car warranty.
Key features of the new 2007 John Cooper Works kit include a
redesigned high-flow air intake box with a performance air filter
element, a low-restriction dual pipe sport exhaust with larger
diameter chrome tips and special reprogramming of the electronic
control unit to improve throttle response and overall performance.
The kit is also tastefully distinguished by JCW badges on the
exterior of the car as well as under the bonnet.
The air box that comes with the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit
features a larger aperture to allow more fresh air to enter though a
special low restriction filter element. In addition to dramatically
increasing the airflow, the new air box creates a more powerful
induction sound that compliments the impressive growl from the
performance exhaust, also part of the kit.
The enhanced Electronic Control Unit (ECU) programming has been
recalibrated to optimize power output and drivability, resulting in
lively throttle response and increased acceleration in the mid-range
torque band. The reprogramming optimizes the power output by
managing all engine control functions including airflow, combustion,
fuel delivery and spark advance.
The stainless steel Sport Exhaust System is a parallel-flow, low
backpressure system with superb interior and exterior noise quality.
The system adds a throatier, more powerful exhaust note, and has
distinctive-looking twin chrome exhaust tips engraved with the John
Cooper Works logos.
Visual cues for the kit are understated and will appeal to the MINI
enthusiast. Unique chrome John Cooper Works badge adorns the front
grill and rear deck lid. Under the bonnet the low restriction air
box is also distinguished with a John Cooper Works logo.
The John Cooper Works kit is sold and professionally installed
through all MINI dealers in the U.S. A MINI Cooper S equipped with
the dealer-installed package is fully backed by MINIs 4 year,
50,000-mile new car warranty. Owners of an existing MINI Cooper S
may visit their local MINI dealer and have the kit installed at any
time. The balance of the factory warranty will still remain in
effect. The full 2007 John Cooper Works kit retails for $2,100.00
plus a recommended 2 hours of labor for installation.
The Cooper name is forever entwined with MINI, originating with the
1961 MINI Cooper, which was developed by John Cooper. Recognizing
MINIs inherent motorsport potential, Mr. Coopers team produced
cars that took numerous race titles, and the MINI Cooper S became
the stuff of legends with three Monte Carlo Rally wins between 1964
and 1967, driven by greats such as Paddy Hopkirk and Rauno Aaltonen.